Peter Ingram

Peter Ingram

Peter Ingram, who plays drums, is formerly from London, England. After finishing his schooling at the University of Southampton he moved to North Carolina to practice his profession in academia as a physicist. He is currently affiliated with Duke University Medical School, where he conducts research on the pathology of diseases. He also has been a central figure on the jazz scene in North Carolina for many years. He owned an operated the now legendary jazz club the Frog & Nightgown as well as the Café Déjà Vu in Raleigh. He subsequently served as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Raleigh for six years. He and his partner, pianist Elmer Gibson, formed the Preservation Jazz Company in the late 1970s as an outreach project in the Triangle.  This resulted in a series of free public workshops – Jazz: Its Language and Culture – held in community centers in the area supported by the North Carolina Arts Council and others for about three years. His band, “Group Sax”, recorded three albums, won several prestigious awards in the 1980s and ‘90s, and toured the Southeast United States extensively. He has worked with many jazz greats, a few of whom include Stan Getz, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Bud Shank, Teddy Wilson, George Duvivier and Buddy DeFranco.  Recording credits include dates with pianist Sir Roland Hanna, guitarist Charlie Byrd, saxophonists Frank Foster and Sonny Fortune, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, trumpeter Brian Lynch and vocalist Carol Sloane.  He is currently working, touring and recording with the dynamic pianist and Steinway Artist Lenore Raphael, who resides in both New York City and the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.

Articles by Peter Ingram:

Timeless Sloane Enchants North Carolina Audience Once More

Jazz Review by Peter Ingram,  October 11, 2019

René Marie Brings World-Class Jazz to the Fruit

Jazz, Vocal Music Review by Peter Ingram,  December 8, 2018

Cécile McLorin Salvant Still Stupendous at Duke Performances

Jazz, Vocal Music Review by Peter Ingram,  December 4, 2018

Anat Cohen Outstanding at 21C

Jazz Review by Peter Ingram,  March 19, 2017

STUPENDOUS – Performance by Cécile McLorin Salvant

Jazz Review by Peter Ingram,  December 12, 2015

Valdés & Irakere 40: Possibly the Finest Latin Jazz from Cuba?

Folk Music, Jazz, World Music Review by Peter Ingram,  November 16, 2015

Marsalis Quartet Delivers Sizzling Set at Duke

Jazz Review by Peter Ingram,  January 30, 2015

Brad Mehldau Trio at Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University

Jazz Review by Peter Ingram,  December 11, 2014

Pat Metheny Unity Group at the Carolina Theatre, Durham

Jazz Review by Peter Ingram,  August 9, 2014

Arturo Sandoval at the Carolina Theatre, Durham

Jazz Review by Peter Ingram,  March 22, 2014